Author Archives: Gaslamp Foundation

ShamROCK 2024

  Grab your fellow leprechauns and don your green attire! Tradition returns as an authentic Irish celebration takes over the streets of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter district.   Full of Ireland’s humble jest and rowdy cheer, this treasured San Diego tradition brings back more Irish faire, lucky libations and outrageous shenanigans than ever seen before […]

Time for Slang – the Origins of “OK”

Okay! Time to talk Victorian slang. Our modern version of slang incorporates abbreviations, purposeful misspellings and distortions of the misspellings! Most of us are familiar with LOL, TMI, Krispy Kreme, and Kool Aid. Contemporary young people recognize kew! (cool) and deez (these), which they will tell you is NBD (no big deal). Victorians were no […]

A Splendid Decennium: Victorian to Vanguard

Join MartyO for workshops and lectures! Registration required. Find out more here.    Space is limited. Grab your tickets today!    April 20, 2024             At The Villa Montezuma     Bustle Up! Love Victorian bustled clothing? Learn to sew your own bum roll.   April 27, 2024             At The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House                                     […]

A Mere Whisper…..

Tuftco Building (1923) 744 Sixth Street Architect: Unknown Architectural Style: Turn-of-the-Century Commercial Some historic landmarks are recognized because of their architectural style or uniqueness, others for events that occurred there, and yet others for famous personages attached to the site. The Tuftco building, also known as the Haines and Brandis building, was one of the […]

William Heath Davis Monument

Be Part of History!  Donations can be made to the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.  The GQHF is a 501c3 public benefit organization devoted to educating the public and tourists to San Diego’s diverse ethnic contribution to the Gaslamp Quarter historical, architectural, and cultural histories. Contributions can be made in the following categories:Aloha gift: $10 – […]